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By Nancy Price Despite predictions of an even worse year for wildfires and power shutdowns than 2020, not one dollar of California’s immense $76 billion budget surplus is being allocated to actually prevent wildfires which is to bury overhead power lines. Since 2017, four of the six most destructive fires... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Davisite
June 8, 2021 Mark N. Grote, Secretary Old East Davis Neighborhood Association City Council and Planning Commission Members Planning Staff Community Members Re: Future of the Core Transition East Dear decision-makers and community members: On behalf of the Old East Davis Neighborhood Association Board, I am writing to ask again... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Davisite
Photo of "Mother Nurture" by Ann Liu (From press releatse) As part of the Episcopal Church of St. Martin’s theme of healthy soil, healthy plants, and healthy community, the church has accepted an offer to host an art installation from the Arts, Cultures, and Designs of Remediation research cluster at... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2021 at The Davisite
The following letter was sent to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors and shared with the Davisite Hello Yolo County Supervisors, Allow me to be frank. Although each county supervisor is elected by the voters of their district, you represent all the residents (whether they voted for you or not)... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2021 at The Davisite
Davis Pride volunteers spray temporary chalk paint on a sidewalk on Fifth Street in Davis in May 2019. (Wendy Weitzel/Courtesy photo) (From press release) The rainbows will return this year, with a modified Davis Pride Festival in June. Events include live music, drag queens, Rollerblading and more. While organizers finalize... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2021 at The Davisite
Dear Davis Community Muslim Davis Engagement and Interfaith Network (DEIN) would like to invite you to participate in a virtual Ramadan event. Ramadan is the month where Muslims fast from dawn to dusk. Normally Muslim DEIN holds a community iftar (end of day breaking of fast) where we invite the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2021 at The Davisite
The following public comment by Matt Williams was delivered last night to the City Council regarding the Commission Appointments agenda item. Madam Mayor, members of Council and City Staff, it has come to my attention from multiple disparate sources that the published Report for Item 7 on tonight's agenda was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2021 at The Davisite
(From press release) The popular Picnic Day Parade and the Davis Children’s Christmas Parade were canceled by the pandemic. But the community is invited to enjoy a do-it-yourself parade Saturday, April 24, to honor Davis Enterprise columnist and sportswriter Bob Dunning on his 51-plus years with the newspaper. All types... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2021 at The Davisite
Below is the text of a letter submitted to the Davis Planning Commission for its April 14th meeting expressing issues and concerns with the Bretton Woods Davis-Connected Buyers Program. Commissioners: I write to express concerns with the Davis-Connected Buyers Program (DCBP), which is scheduled to be presented at the Planning... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2021 at The Davisite
Note: the following was emailed to the Davis City Council and to members of the Open Space and Habitat Commission early this afternoon. Commissioners – Firstly, I apologize for this late communication so close to your Open Space and Habitat Commission meeting this evening. I just became aware yesterday of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2021 at The Davisite
Community members are invited to celebrate Davis Enterprise columnist Bob Dunning’s unprecedented 51-plus-year career by viewing a virtual show Friday, April 9, on YouTube and by participating in a socially distanced vehicle parade on Saturday, April 24. The virtual celebration, which runs from 4 to 5 p.m. and can be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2021 at The Davisite
The League of Women Voters Davis Area would like to invite Davis residents and surrounding communities to participate in a dialogue regarding racism, equality and inclusivity initiatives in the Davis Area. The League of Women Voters Davis Area (LWVDA) is sponsoring a virtual forum on Wednesday, March 17th from 6:30... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2021 at The Davisite
A subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources will construct Resurgence Solar, the new photovoltaic (PV) solar project, on the existing site. It will look similar to the project shown in this photo. Courtesy photo (From press release) With its recent approval of a new power purchase agreement, the Valley Clean Energy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2021 at The Davisite
Photo courtesy of CSAA Insurance Group (From press release) A local Davis woman, Suzanne Meraz, has been selected as one of the top 123 insurance professionals across the country and globe. As Director, External Affairs of CSAA Insurance Group, Suzanne was chosen due to her and her teams' positive impacts... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2021 at The Davisite
(From press release) Valley Clean Energy announces the hiring of Edward Burnham as Director of Finance and Internal Operations. He will be responsible for oversight of finance and accounting tasks as well as VCE’s treasury, enterprise risk, information technology and audits. Prior to joining the local electricity provider, Burnham worked... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2021 at The Davisite
By Sarah Pattison On Jan. 22, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force and becomes part of the canon of international law, after it was ratified by the required 50 states. According to Article 1 of the Treaty, states party to the Treaty are prohibited under... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2021 at The Davisite
Sunday January 31, 2021 3pm-4pm (From press release) This past year we all have had our lives changed by COVID19—ZOOM-ing religious services, masks to leave our homes, not spending holidays with loved ones and adapting the Celebration of Abraham. The planners of Abraham considered cancelling this year’s celebration to ensure... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2021 at The Davisite
Upper Crust’s apple pies will be among the choices available at the Davis Farmers Market on Dec. 23. (Courtesy photo) (From press release) The Davis Farmers Market will offer additional vendors for its Wednesday, Dec. 23 market, with last-minute shopping for holiday meals and gifts. That market will have regular... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2020 at The Davisite
By Wendy Weitzel Artists need their work to be seen and heard. But a statewide arts advocate says the arts industry is being overlooked in the pandemic. Julie Baker, executive director of California Arts Advocates and for the statewide nonprofit Californians for the Arts, told some 25 participants at a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2020 at The Davisite
The Celebration of Abraham thanks the Davis-Area Interfaith Religious Leaders Network (DAIR-LN) for offering a ZOOM Interfaith Prayer for a More Perfect Union on Monday, November 2. The service, the night before the national election, featured Davis faith leaders offering reflections, music, and readings for our country and our community.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2020 at The Davisite
With a chance to ask questions By Matt Williams On Friday, November 20th, at noon, Davis Mayor Gloria Partida will discuss the issues of the day and then take questions from the public. The webinar is free and open to the public. Please register in advance. To join us please... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2020 at The Davisite
(From press release) Valley Clean Energy (VCE), Yolo County’s local public electric generation service provider, continues to make significant fiscal strides just 2½ years after its founding. In October, VCE made its final installment payment to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), reimbursing the utility for its assistance with operating... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2020 at The Davisite
Real Pie Company’s Jumbleberry Pie is among the many pie choices available at the Pre-Thanksgiving Davis Farmers Market on Nov. 25. Pre-orders are encouraged. (Wendy Weitzel/Courtesy photo) (From press release) The Davis Farmers Market’s annual Pre-Thanksgiving Market is changing to early hours this year. The annual extended-hour market, on the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2020 at The Davisite
Wednesday music and beer to move downtown (From press release) The Davis Farmers Market is returning to its roots, putting the focus of its Wednesday market back on the farmers. COVID-19 health guidelines halted concerts and alcohol consumption at the market. There haven’t been the usual crowds filling Central Park... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2020 at The Davisite
Kabocha squash soup with a giant beer garden pretzel and green salad are one of three dinner options available Nov. 19 for the Soroptimist Soup Night and Silent Auction. Preorders are required by Nov. 15. (Courtesy photo) (From press release) Every year, Soroptimist International of Davis hosts a Soup Night... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2020 at The Davisite